Key Stage 4

The Academy has higher expectations for our Key Stage 4 students. 


We believe every student can achieve and succeed, whatever their ability. 


Students are well supported and our outstanding pastoral system links very closely to the curriculum.


Key Stage 4 Compulsory Subjects


  • English Language & Literature [GCSE]
  • Mathematics [GCSE]
  • Science (Combined) [GCSE]
  • Religious Studies [GCSE]
  • Physical Education (Core) [GCSE]


Pupils then choose up to three option subjects from the following list of qualifications. For most students at least one of their three subjects must be History, Geography or a Modern Foreign Language. Some students are advised that they should choose either History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language in order that they study an EBacc (English Baccalaureate) suite of qualifications.


Key Stage 4 Option Subjects


The list of subjects offered can change from one year to the next. For 2019 the list of subjects from which students could pick included: 


  • Art [GCSE]
  • French [GCSE]
  • Geography [GCSE] 
  • History [GCSE] 
  • Hospitality and Catering [BTEC]
  • i-media [Cambridge National]
  • Music [BTEC]
  • Religious Studies [GCSE]
  • Design & Technology [GCSE]
  • Spanish [GCSE]
  • Sports Studies [BTEC]
  • Travel & Tourism [BTEC]


The learning of all pupils is complemented by a range of extra-curricular clubs, trips, visits and guest speakers that help enhance and develop the curriculum. 


This encourages the development of a wide range of valuable skills which prepare our pupils for life after Year 11.


More information can be obtained by contacting the school directly.

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